Tracy N. Carlson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine




PhD, Indiana University


Tracy Carlson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.  She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2005.  She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited) from Indiana University.  As part of her training, she completed a pre-doctoral internship at the New Orleans Southeast Louisiana Veteran Health Care System (SLVHCS) in 2013.  She fell in love with New Orleans at that time and wanted to come back!

Dr. Carlson joined the LSUHSC faculty in August 2017. Dr. Carlson provides a wide range of psychological services for patients at the Kenner Family Medicine Clinic.  She also provides brief individual therapy related to health promotion.

In addition to possessing a solid foundational training as a general practitioner in psychology, Dr. Carlson specializes in human sexuality.  She completed a doctoral minor through the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University.  She finished a two-year research and clinical postdoctoral fellowship through the Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota in 2015. She was certified as a Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists in 2017.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Carlson’s clinical and research interests include: mood disorders, substance use disorder, patient-provider communication, sexual health promotion, transgender health services, out of control sexual behavior, women’s sexual health, as well as relationship and sex therapy.